Accession Number : ADA191009

Title :   CHAMPUS (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services) Reform: Will It Work? An Analysis of the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Magnusson, Kevin L

PDF Url : ADA191009

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : As a result of increasing pressure to control the rising costs of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), the Department of Defense developed a comprehensive reform package known as the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative (CRI). The CRI utilizes fixed-price contracts, health enrollment and preferred provider contracts to contain costs, enhance health benefits and ensure high quality medical care. This study is a critical comparative analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the CRI which ultimately may effect its success or failure.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, BENEFITS, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, CONTRACTS, CONTROL, COSTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, HEALTH, MEDICINE, PRESSURE, THESES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE